"Polldale" Shorthorn Stud is owned and run by the Williams family. We have the 3rd, 4th and 5th generation shorthorn breeders living and working here on the farm.
After 62 years of breeding Shorthorn seedstock, we pride ourselves in offering 42 bulls ready to work. In that 62 years we have enjoyed many successes in the show and sale rings and also with private sales. One of these achievements was a $26,800 average for 5 bulls at the Dubbo National Sale in 2021.
Our decision to conduct our own on-property bull sale comes as a result from encouragement from stud and commercial clients, agents and friends. We felt the time was right, looking at the quality of our current drop of bulls.
We think we have reached a quality of bulls, equal to any you can find. Our belief is in breeding easy care, productive cattle that are breeder and market required.
We do hope you find time to inspect our bulls on sale day or privately (by appointment).
"Polldale" Kim, Liz, Ned and Katja
Over 60 years of breeding bulls & heifers
Tuesday 11th July 2023
42 Quality Lots ready to enter into any breeding program
On property sale “Polldale” Dubbo NSW
All enquirers welcome
Kim - 0428 885 191
Liz - (02) 6888 5191
Ned - 0427 370 381
Katja - 0411 187 389
Richard came from a family who bred shorthorn cattle for well over 100 years and he himself continued this tradition breeding his own shorthorn cattle for 50 years.
Richard and I had stuck with shorthorns because of their temperament and ability to do well on our property.
Over the years of breeding shorthorns we had sourced bulls from various studs but for the last 30 years we had been purchasing the much superior Polldale bulls.
Since investing in Polldale we have noticed an improvement in frame, coat, softness ability to cope with the diversity of the climate/environment especially flooding and prolonged drought conditions.
Most importantly an excellent temperament, it was important to have a herd that was easy to work with and handle for their ageing carers and we felt that using Polldale bulls allowed us to achieve this.
We have been breeding Shorthorns all our lives.
Breed fashions have changed over the years, but well bred and well finished cattle have always sold well. Shorthorns, as a purebred, will hold their own anywhere. They are good mothers and as long as you look after their nutrition they will look after everything else.
We have been using Polldale bulls for over 50 years, as i know or have confidence in their female families. Their sale progeny have been at the top or equal top of many markets.
To Quote one agent, “I love dealing with well bred cattle”. At the shows and sales, I like to admire the other stud stock, but end up with a Polldale bull as I know what is behind the good looks.
The Hawkins family have always had shorthorns there has never been any reason to change.